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The middle kingdom : a survey of the geography, government, education, social life, arts, religion, & c, of the Chinese empire and its inhabitants. With a new map of the empire, and illustrations principally engraved by J.W. Orr

Author: S Wells Williams
Publisher: New York ; London : Wiley and Putnam, [Place of manufacture not identified] : [manufacturer not identified], 1848. [2016] ©1847
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: S Wells Williams
ISBN: 9781345653038 1345653034
OCLC Number: 951918346
Notes: Facsimile reprint of: New York, London : Wiley and Putnam, 1848 edition.
Description: 2 volumes : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: V. I: General divisions and features of the empire --
Geographical description of the eastern provinces --
Geographical description of the western provinces --
Population and statistics --
Natural history of China --
Laws of China and plan of government --
Administration of the laws --
Education and literary examinations --
Structure of the Chinese language --
Classical literature of the Chinese --
Polite literature of the Chinese --
V. II: Architecture, dress, and diet of the Chinese --
Social life among the Chinese --
Industrial arts of the Chinese --
Science of the Chinese --
History and chronology of China --
Religion of the Chinese --
Christian missions among the Chinese --
Commerce of the Chinese --
Foreign intercourse with China --
Origin of the war with England --
Progress of the war and opening of China.
Responsibility: by S. Wells Williams.

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